Your Local Opticians
Tom and Liz have been examining eyes in Derby since 1994, initially at their Oakwood branch and since 2007 in Alvaston. Dawn has been practice manager throughout this time and is Alvaston born and bred. Laura has been testing eyes since then as well. Sarah, Carla & Hannah are optical assistants who along with Dispensing Opticians Meghan & Lesley complete the team. Together they aim to deliver great customer service in a friendly environment where you are the priority.
Comprehensive Eye Examinations
(NHS and Private)
Stunning Glasses, advice and fitting.
Contact Lenses for all prescriptions
Continuity of Care by same Optometrists
24 hr care
Our Friendly Staff
Liz went to Aston University and qualified as an Optometrist in 1991. Having worked in hospitals, independent and multiple environments for a few years before opening Oakwood Eyecare Centre with her husband (Tom) in 1994, Alvaston Opticians in 2007 and then Kimberley Opticians in 2011. She is known for her caring nature, she excels with young and old alike, but this is why having the “time” to spend with her patients is vital. Liz is responsible for all the practice admin, accounts and processes
Tom went to Aston University and qualified as an Optometrist in 1990. He worked as a locum in an independent and multiple environment before opening Oakwood Eyecare with Liz in 1994, Alvaston Opticians in 2007 and Kimberley Opticians in 2011. He is known his thorough and patient nature and does the majority of the home visits for all practices. He is also responsible for marketing.
Laura worked at Oakwood Eyecare during holidays while studying Optometry at Bradford University and also did her graduate year there. After successfully qualifying as an optometrist in 2007 she continued working there and now also covers Alvaston and Kimberley Opticians. Being involved in all aspects of eye testing – she does home visits and childrens eye screening. As our clinical governance lead, she helps ensure that we always monitor and exceed the regulatory requirements.
Owner / Optometrist
Owner / Optometrist
Dawn starting working in opticians in 1992 and at Oakwood Eyecare from 1997. In 2005 she won a national award of "Optical Assistant of the Year". When Alvaston Opticians was created in 2007 she became the manager and has helped develop this increasingly popular practice. She is proud of her "amazing" staff and enjoys every aspect of the job especially helping such a variety of patients each with their individual needs.
Meghan started at our Oakwood practice in 2007 as a “Saturday girl” and went on to become a Dispensing Optician. She now proudly manages our Kimberley branch. Meghan’s favourite part of her job is getting to work with a variety of very different people and advising patients on the best products available to them. To her no one day is ever the same as the previous one and she thrives on its diversity. In her spare time she enjoys family, friends, cinema and walking with her dog.
Lesley joined us in 2010 having worked for independent and multiple chains. She qualified as a Dispensing Optician in 1997. She has a keen interest in the latest products, especially spec lenses, researching how they address previous limitations to make sure we have a complete repertoire for all situations. Lesley has been in Optics for over twenty years and enjoys finding the best products for individual patients to help achieve a happy customer.
Manager/ Optical Assistant
Sarah started working in opticians in 2008 as a receptionist and joined Alvaston Opticians in 2012. During this time she says that she has learned so much about optics thanks to a great team, never feels like she's working and has fun chatting to all patients.
Hannah joined us in February 2018 and has worked in optic's for over just over a year, having worked in both independent and multiples previously. She enjoys spending time at home with her family and going on walks with her three huskies.
Trainee Dispensing Optician